Bitcoin (BTC) Price Climbs Past $28,000 For the First Time In Nine Months, Bull Party Started?

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Climbs Past $28,000 For the First Time In Nine Months, Bull Party Started?

The world’s largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC), seems to be on a very strong footing and surged past $28,000 on Sunday, March 19, for the first time since June 2022. However, there has been a partial pullback since yesterday’s top, and BTC is currently trading at $27,502 with a market cap of $531 billion. Over the last week alone, BTC has added more than $100 billion to investors’ wealth as the banking crisis unfolds, and with a hotter than expected inflation.

As per expectations, the FOMC meeting ahead of this week on March 21 could rather catapult BTC to more than $30,000. The Bitcoin (BTC) price has already surged by more than 70% since the beginning of the year. Altcoins too have followed Bitcoin with Ethereum (ETH) shooting past the $1,800 level on Sunday.

Uncertainty in Global Markets

There’s a high level of uncertainty currently in the global markets, especially in the US and Europe. Small banks in the US and even giants like Credit Suisse are not at the mercy of the central bank as depositors line up for heavy withdrawals, fearing a bank-run kind of situation.

Despite this looming crisis, Bitcoin has emerged as investors’ hope, with the BTC price gaining more than 25% over the last week. Last week, the Fed announced a $300 billion capital infusion on the market reversing their six months of efforts of monetary tightening. If the Fed pivots this week back to QE, there would be a new rush of liquidity; however, it would mean even higher inflation going ahead.

Veteran investor Balaji Srinivasan is betting a million dollars that the Fed would eventually give up, and that the US would be in a situation of hyperinflation. In his wild prediction, Balaji is expecting the Bitcoin price to hit $1 million in the next 90 days. Some analysts have argued that this is not very plausible.

Will Bitcoin Be The Saviour In This Banking Crisis?

By design, Bitcoin seeks to protect investors’ wealth from the infinite money printing by the central banks and prevent the erosion of wealth. Balaji believes that Bitcoin will drive the new financial world order, emerging as a strong bet against the central bank’s actions.

As per historical trends, Bitcoin’s last week performance set the tone for the beginning of the new bull run. CryptoQuant analyst maartun explains: “Bitcoin Surpasses Multiple Price Bands for Support Level Ahead of Crucial Weekly Close. An extremely important weekly close is approaching. It is the first time in over 250 days that the price of Bitcoin is going to close above multiple important price bands”.

The price performance of #Bitcoin has been historically strong, returning 35.8% over the last 7-days. Similar weekly $BTC performance since 2015 have all been related to bull market conditions, however only Nov 2015 occurred early in the up-trend.

With so much uncertainty in the global markets making investors nervous, Bitcoin has emerged as a beacon of hope with its resilient price action. It is no surprise that investors and traders are turning to the cryptocurrency as a way to protect their wealth from the erosion caused by central banks’ infinite money printing.

Investors such as Balaji Srinivasan are betting big that Bitcoin will continue to surge in the near future, with the potential for the cryptocurrency to hit astronomical numbers. While some analysts may deem such predictions as unrealistic, history has shown that Bitcoin has an uncanny ability to surprise skeptics and soar to new heights, especially during times of great economic uncertainty.

As more individuals and institutions turn to Bitcoin as an inflation hedge, it is likely that the cryptocurrency’s adoption will continue to increase. Whether Bitcoin is the savior during this banking crisis, only time will tell. Nevertheless, it has emerged as a strong contender for those seeking to protect their wealth from the potential eroding effects of monetary inflation.


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